What is Colour Correction?

Colour Correction is a technical process that fixes colour issues, such as exposure (under or over), colour temperature, undesired colour shifts, or using ‘dodging and burning’ techniques to bring out, or hide specific parts of each shot.

Our Colour Correction process can emphasise details in each shot, change lighting, or fix elements such as an underexposed face or poor white balance. We can help turn a daylight scene to night, or add warmth to an otherwise cold shot.

The goal of this process is to make footage appear as natural and as consistent as possible across the film.

What is Colour Grading?

Colour Grading is a beautiful creative process used to enhance specific shots, scenes or entire productions to convey tone, mood and most importantly – meet the demands of the Director’s vision. This process can completely transform the colour palette to create the emotion and atmosphere needed to tell your story.

The grading process can transform day shots in to night shots, or change summer scenes to winter scenes. Grading takes advantage of colour theory to persuade your audience to feel the way you’d like them to feel.

Colour grading is typically done once colour correction is complete.

Where is your Colour Grading studio?

Our 4K calibrated post production colour suite is based in North London and is optimised for working on remote projects.

So wherever you or production team are located we can happily work as an integrated member of your team.

What Colour Grading tools do you use?

All colour work is finished in the latest version DaVinci Resolve Studio, a popular choice for Colourists working on some of the biggest films in Hollywood.
We can accept projects edited in most NLEs including Adobe Premiere and Final Cut Pro.

Components within our colour studio

– DaVinci Resolve Mini Panel.
– Blackmagic Ultrastudio 4k to ensure colour accuracy.
– We use a number of monitors including – a 5k Retina display, a colour calibrated 4k Eizo ColorEdge CG319X monitor and a 65″ LG CX TV to monitor media output for consumption by consumer audiences.  
– Dedicated monitor for monitoring colour scopes.

If your project is a documentary, film or video on any budget – please get in touch to see how we can transform your production into a masterpiece using breathtaking colour.

Who is behind Colour Grading London (CGL)?

Colour Grading London (CGL) is a small, independent colour studio launched by the award-winning production company Behind the Facade Films (Behind the Facade Ltd). 

If you’re looking for a Freelance Colourist in London, please get in touch.